The Old Man and the Skaters

I love this 🙂

Perception

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 young men on skateboards

the exuberance of youth

old man stands his ground

 I remember this moment well. I could hear the boys on skateboards coming, but I couldn’t see them. The old man in front of me was caught by surprise as well. A group of five or six teenage boys were kicking and pushing and coasting in an aggressive manner. They roared through the crowd on the mall.  Clickety-clack, clickety-clak! It was the unspoken language of “Get Out of the Way or Get Rolled Over!”  The old man stood his ground though, he didn’t budge and the group was forced to divert their path around him. It was a classic battle of youthful exuberance  vs. elderly stubbornness (and perhaps a touch of the old age making it slightly more difficult to jump out of the way of anything at all.)

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